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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Professor Tom Ranker, head of the Botany Department at the University of Hawaii, recently started a Twitter and Facebook campaign called “Reclaim the Name” to help gain some respect for his profession. Shown here with Ranker are Mitsuko Yorkston, right, and Pei-Luen Lu.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Tom Ranker, with fellow botanist Alison Sherwood in her lab at the University of Hawaii, became interested in botany after taking up photography.